As pupils prepare to return to school, Government eyes plan to immunise millions before autumn term

Will youngsters be given Covid jab in the summer? As pupils prepare to return to school, Government eyes plan to immunise millions of children before autumn term Millions of children aged 11 to 18 could be vaccinated in school before the autumn term, a government vaccines adviser has said  Professor Adam Finn of the Government’s … Read more

Government is set to rake in £90bn through inheritance and capital gains levies

Rishi Sunak’s tax on wealth… by stealth: Government is set to rake in £90bn through inheritance and capital gains levies in blow for middle classes, documents show The amount families will pay in inheritance and capital gains tax is set to soar Treasury is set to collect taxes worth 35 per cent of national income … Read more

Government is set to rake in £90bn through inheritance and capital gains levies

Rishi Sunak’s tax on wealth… by stealth: Government is set to rake in £90bn through inheritance and capital gains levies in blow for middle classes, documents show The amount families will pay in inheritance and capital gains tax is set to soar Treasury is set to collect taxes worth 35 per cent of national income … Read more

Gupta steel empire in crisis talks with Government over jobs

Steel firm owned by Sanjeev Gupta in crisis talks with government officials as fears mount that financing behind industrialist’s empire is unravelling By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:52 GMT, 5 March 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 5 March 2021 The steel firm owned by Sanjeev Gupta is in crisis talks with government … Read more

Government ‘unlawfully’ failed to publish details of 500 Covid-related contracts, court hears

The Government unlawfully failed to publish details of more than 500 coronavirus-related contracts on time, a High Court judge has today said. Government officials have 30 days to publish online details of contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000. But a High Court judge today said the Department of Health and Social … Read more

Amanda Holden slams government plan for NHS nurses’ wages

‘B******s to a 1% pay rise!’ Amanda Holden slams government plan for NHS nurses’ wages and says they should ‘show them the money’ The 1% pay rise has been described as a ‘kick in the teeth’ to the health workers  Unions say public will be ‘horrified’ after staff have ‘given everything’ this year  Ministers point … Read more

Government paying £2bn a month to service ballooning national debt

Government paying £2bn a month to service Britain’s national debt… and the cost is set to spiral By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 4 March 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 4 March 2021 The Government is paying £2billion a month to service the nation’s ballooning debt pile. According to Budget documents, … Read more

Government settles bullying claim against Priti Patel from former top civil servant

Government settles bullying claim against Priti Patel with ‘substantial’ payout for former senior Home Office civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam Rutnam accused her of ‘vicious and orchestrated briefing campaign’ against him He said he was pleased his claim for constructive dismissal had been settled Government ‘regretted’ the circumstances surrounding Sir Philip’s resignation  The decision to … Read more

Government tells Bank of England to join climate change battle

Government tells Bank of England to join climate change battle and support ‘environmentally sustainable’ growth By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 22:15 GMT, 3 March 2021 | Updated: 22:15 GMT, 3 March 2021 The Bank of England will use its bond-buying powers to help tackle climate change after the Government ordered it to … Read more

Government to spend £5m on new ‘hydrogen hub’ and £20m on offshore wind farms

Government to spend £20m on offshore wind farms and £5m on ‘hydrogen hub’: The Budget funding helping UK reach net zero emissions In Budget speech, Rishi Sunak says £20m will go to offshore wind technology Another £4.8m will support the development of a hydrogen hub in Wales  The Government target is for the UK to … Read more